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Henderson State University

1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, AR

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Henderson State University is a public college that has a large selection of programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in a predominately rural area. Enrollment at Henderson State University is nearly three thousand yearly.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Henderson State University offers:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 1255 to 1619 on the SAT and in a range of 18 to 24 for the ACT exam is common among students admitted to Henderson State University. An estimated 60% of all students that applied were admitted at Henderson State University, with 41% of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at getreddie.com.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay nearly $6,000, while out-of-state residents pay $11,000 per year. Students attending this school may qualify for aid which is usually grants and loans.

The Henderson State University Reddies participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the candidates Henderson State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting into Henderson State University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading380 - 579
SAT ® Math450 - 520
SAT ® Writing425 - 520
SAT ® Total Score1255 - 1619

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English18 - 25
ACT ® Math18 - 24
ACT ® Composite Score18 - 24

Acceptance Rate Table

The table below lists the chances of getting into Henderson State University.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions2,008 (59%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled827 (41%)

Student Enrollment

Henderson State University has a total student population of about 3,700, where graduate students make up roughly 11% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $4,700-$5,600
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $9,400-$11,290
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $200-$240 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $390-$470 per credit unit
  • The average estimated cost for on campus housing and meals is listed to be around $6,700, the cost includes nineteen meals per week

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships97%$9,132
Receiving Student Loans55%$5,462

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 12%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Henderson State University may provide student services like:

  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Henderson State University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 31%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years14%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1983)
  • Music Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation (since 1957)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1954)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Henderson State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (367)
  • Basketball (367)
  • Football (367)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)


Business and Marketing Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

Public Administration and Social Services

Family and Consumer Sciences

Physical Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Airline Pilot and Flight Crew (B)

English Language and Literature

Social Sciences

Communications and Journalism

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (B)
  • Music Performance (B)
  • Drama (B)
  • Music (B)


Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Computer (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

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